South Lyon, MI Real Estate News

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
South Lyon and Lyon Township Michigan may be the just the place you're looking for! South Lyon has a small town atmosphere with modern housing. The Historic South Lyon Hotel is located in downtown South Lyon, Michigan and is one of the many old buildings in downtown South Lyon, this historic landmark has been in operation for over 137 years!   The community was named after Lucius Lyon, legislator.South Lyon was first called Thompson´s Corners, this city began in 1832 when the first house was built by the widow Thompson, whose son opened a store there. South Lyon's City center is located at 10 mile and Pontiac Trail within 5 miles of US-23 and I-96.   South Lyon area covers only 3.5 square miles and is home to 11,000 residents and climbing. Below is a list of homes that are currently on ...
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By Robert Smith, SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan
(Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com)
That question doesn’t just apply to buying a car.  Part of the American Dream, for some people at least, is to own a new home. New, as in just built.  Certainly there are benefits and disadvantages to either – a new or existing (used) home.  Let’s look at a few of them. Existing homes.  Depending on the age and location, it could have been built with better materials, exhibit more true craftsmanship, and perhaps have architectural ‘character’ and features that are all but impossible to replicate today. Down sides might include a lower energy efficiency level, the possibility of needing extensive updates and difficulty finding similar building materials when you do modifications or repairs. The task of modernizing a very old home to today’s standards while retaining its original charm c...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Currently there are 6 Lyon Township foreclosures (Lyon Twp, Michigan). This search does include South Lyon forelcosures, of which there were none. On average these homes have been on the market for 41 days.   Price AddressCity BedBathStyleSq.Ft. ExteriorBasementGarage SizeLot Size/Acres Year BuiltSummer TaxWinter TaxSchool Dist.     $119,900 25625 NAPIER LYON TWP 42COLONIAL1,817 BRICK, VINYL2 CAR220X220X264X264/1.33 19661,774367SOUTH LYON   $129,900 61745 RICHFIELD ST LYON TWP 31.1RANCH1,266 BRICKPART FIN 2 CAR100X180X100X180/0.41 19721,324265SOUTH LYON   $140,000 23488 OUTBACK DR LYON TWP 22SPLIT LEVEL1,499 BRICK, VINYL2 CAR600X150X57X491X57X15/3.27 19723,405404SOUTH LYON   $240,000 57693 DAKOTA DR LYON TWP 42.1COLONIAL2,415 BRICK, VINYLUNFINISHED2 CAR65 X 93 X 121X130/0 20022,327701SO...
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By Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
(Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI)
South Lyon, MI Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off 2011 Saturday, May 7th, 2011 from 9am until 2pm South Lyon residents are included in The City of Farmington Hills yearly Household Hazardous Materials Drop event. This year, the event will take place in a new location. 27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334 at the OCC (Oakland County Community College) Orchard Ridge Campus northeast parking lot. You can enter the campus from Farmington Rd or Orchard Lake Rd, between 11 Mile and 12 Mile Rds. Residents of Farmington, Farmington Hills, South Lyon, Lyon Township, Novi, Walled Lake, Southfield and Wixom are eligible to take advantage of this great even. You must have a driver's license or other proof of residency. Common household items will be accepted including: Expired Medicat...
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By Debbie Johnson, Novi, MI Real Estate Professional
(REMERICA United Realty)
The real estate market in South Lyon, MI for June 2010 has remained pretty active. The average days on the market is relative to the condition and correct pricing of the seller's home. Homes for sale in South Lyon, MI (June 2010)* · There were 128 homes remaining available for purchase in Northville Homes sold in Northville, MI (June 2010)* · 7 homeowners accepted offers on their homes (pending sales) · 16 homes sold · The average sales price of a home in South Lyon, MI was $161,158 (Highest: $355,000/Lowest: $62,526)· It took an average of 107 days for a home to sell in South Lyon   If you are interested in selling your home in South Lyon, MI or in southeast Oakland County, Deborah Johnson offers a free no-obligation home market consultation. For more information: http://www.visitdebo...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Looking for a South Lyon massage or South Lyon body waxing, then I have a great place for you to visit.     They do a little bit of everything there, from Chemical peels that decrease or remove wrinkles, to Body waxing.   They do a wide variety of massages from Swedish, Hot stone, Deep Tissue, Medical.  They also do Body Wraps, Scrubs, Body polishing, to Ear Candling. There are 4 Massage therapists available.  They also have an Esthetician who does all the facials and skin care.                       They have a Facebook page that they run a lot of good deals on, clients just need tomention the ad or the website ad to get the deals. The have a website Healing Solutions Massage South Lyon Massage.  Their hours are from 12-5 monday - Sat. for walk-ins but we make appt. for anytime that is...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
I know of two people that have tried to do a loan modification.  I have one friend that had a contracting business that was dependant on new home sales.  When new construction died, so did his business.  So now he has a house he really can't afford. He has been working on a loan modification since last summer.  He has stayed on top of all the requirements and has called the bank weekly.  He has the time to do it.  He still does not have a final approval but they are working on it.  (So they say) Now the other loan modification is the exact opposite story.  She had a subprime loan, and was behind on her payments too.  They told her to make a specific payment for three months and give them a specific amount of money.  She did what she was told.  At the end of the period she followed up on...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
The goal you should have when buying a house is too pay it off.  Yes that is the ultimate goal.  Too many home owners right now are paying the price for using their house as a bank.   Homeowners used the house to pay off credit cards, take trips, pay off college education, pay for weddings, pay for cars.  Houses were being used as a bank.  I know one guy that built a house 18 years ago for $180,000.  He had a $120,000 mortgage on it.  By the time he lost it he had run up the mortgage up to $330,000.  He couldn't afford the payment anymore.  He lived off the house.  He let it go into foreclosure.  Now he is 53 years old with no house and won't be able to buy a house until 55 years old. Sad.  He will be living in an apartment or have a mortgage payment when he is retired.  Having a mortga...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Here is an explanation of Michigan property tax statement you so you know whether to fight to reduce your property tax assessment by your city.   So you just got your Michigan tax assessment and you have no clue how to read and understand your Michigan  Detroit property tax statement.  How do you know whether your tax bill has gone up or down.  There are two numbers on your Michigan property tax statement that you need to know about are: TAXABLE VALUE and SEV (STATE EQUALIZED VALUE) SEV (STATE EQUALIZED VALUE) -is 1/2 the market value the city assessor assigns your property.  So if the the city assessor thinks your house is worth $200,000 then your SEV would be $100,000.  SEV is not the amount the city bases your taxes.  SEV is not what you can sell your Metro Detroit house for.  It is ...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Ever body thinks they can pick up a deal at a sheriff sale but this is what happens at Michigan Sheriff sales. When a Michigan home goes into foreclosure the house is scheduled for a sheriff sale.  The sale usually happens at the county offices.  On most homes the bank ( the lender/mortgage holder) buys the home back.  The bank bids it up high enough so the borrower, friends, family members, or even the general public doesn't buy cheap. What the bank wants to do is to buy it back so it releases all other lien holders (2nd mortgages) or others that have claims against the property.  Such as contractors, lawyers that have judgements.  When the sheriff sale takes place the winner gets the property with no liens. So if the 1st mortgage company is owed $170,000 2nd mortgage company is owed $...
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By Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Here is yet another reason to count your blessings this Thanksgiving.  A couple of weeks ago, I told you about Noah Biorkman, a 5-year-old terminally ill boy, who absolutely loved Christmas but was not going to make it to Christmas this year.  When his family reached out to the community to send Christmas cards (his favorite thing) to Noah, they were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, good wishes and, yes, Christmas cards they received (at last count, around 1,000,000).  Little Noah Biorkman lost his battle with Stage IV Neuroblastoma cancer Monday morning.  Noah and his family showed incredible strength and resilience when they didn't ask for pity.  They accepted the facts as they were and Noah seemed happy knowing that he was going to be an angel in heaven soon.  Make sure you ho...
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By Brian Lloyd, Pikes Peak Colorado Areanulls Expert
(Woodland Park Colorado Real Estate - Wegwood Properties)
Noah Biorkman1141 Fountain View CircleSouth Lyon, MI, 48178  because just sending one card can make the difference! SOUTH LYON, Mich. -- The community and family of a 5-year-old South Lyon boy with cancer are celebrating Christmas this weekend. Noah Biorkman has been fighting cancer since he was 3 years old. He was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in February of 2007, went into remission six months later but relapsed in September of 2008. Noah is currently in hospice care and after his family asked for help in making this Christmas special for him by sending cards. The 5-year-old said an angel figurine ornament was his favorite because it reminded him of where he'll soon be. "In heaven, and I'm going to be an angel," Noah said. His parents, Diana and Scott, said they have come to grips that...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
If you are relocating to Western Oakland County or Metro Detroit here is South Lyon information to help you chose a great place to live.   South Lyon, MichiganSouth Lyon is town in Oakland County that has a small town atmosphere with modern housing. The Historic South Lyon Hotel is located in downtown South Lyon, Michigan.  The South Lyon Hotel is one of the many old buildings in downtown South Lyon.  In fact this historic landmark has been in operation for over 137 years ( still serving good food and drink and still making memories for those that come there)!   The community was named after Lucius Lyon, legislator.  South Lyon was first called Thompson´s Corners, this city began in 1832 when the first house was built by the widow Thompson, whose son opened a store there.South Lyon's Ci...
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By Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
The Cosmic Cow's Carra Riley sent me a message on Facebook from one of her other Facebook friends telling me about this heartbreaking/heartwarming story that I wanted to pass along to everyone else in hopes that you, dear Active Rain members, will help this little boy and his family create a legacy of help and hope for other little kids. Little Noah Biorkman is a typical 5-year-old boy: he loves Christmas.  However, what is atypical for this little guy is that he has been fighting cancer since he was 3 years old.  When it went into remission in late 2007, the family was overjoyed.  But, a year later, Noah experienced a relapse.  Currently, Noah is in hospice care in Michigan after being diagnosed with end stage neuroblastoma.  Both he and his family have come to terms with the fact that...
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By Bill Welsh
(3DX a Real Estate Group)
Wow only 100 days left in the year. Today was pretty busy. Office meeting this AM. Mary Nicole had some great things to share with us today. Also one agent let us know that she had sent a client to a local builder, registered said client as well. The builder's rep told the prospective buyer they would get a better deal if they didn't use an agent- wow- really? Do you think that agent will be sending any more respective clients to that builder? Do you think I will? NOPE!! Had to go home so Dish Network could upgrade our satellite. Aaron did a good job and upgraded the satellite and the cables. The kids will be happy as now they can watch local and sat. on either T.V. Did the dishes, cleaned the house. Set a closing for our refi on Thursday and a closing for Friday- finally!! She has been...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
   So you picked out some listings to see now what are you supposed to do as an Oakland County first time home buyer?  What should you be looking for when you look at these Oakland County homes.  What makes a good home?  This is an important part so I may do a couple of blogs on what to do when looking at homes.  This blog I will get into the touchy - feely part of buying a home and the next blog I will get into the nuts and bolts of buying a home. Of course you should be thinking about how the home fits your families needs.  Is the home what you want?  Look beyond the paint, and the carpeting colors.  Look beyond the sellers decorations.  Look beyond the junk in the house. Does the house have the layout you want? Do you like the kitchen? Is the bedroom sizes big enough? Is the garage t...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
I heard that today.  That is good.  Metro Detroit home buyershave to feel comfortable and in control when putting in an offer.  Some Metro Detroit real estate agents push buyers to put in an offer right away.  Make a decision quick.  But you as a home buyer need to set the pace. Sure the house may be gone.  Especially if it is a foreclosure that is in good shape and price cheaply.  It probably will go quickly but if you are unsure or uneasy do what make you feel comfortable.  If you feel bad about missing out on a deal maybe next time you will feel comfortable about making a quick decision about a good foreclosure.    Many times I take home buyers out and we see a nice house on the very first time out.  Most home buyers are smart and don't get rushed.  They take their time to make a sou...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
I'm going to cheat tonight and tag team off of somebody Else's blog and explain where I think the bottom will be.  All these people that say the bottom is coming I think are wrong.  And I don't think whether it is Metro Detroit real estate, California, Texas, or the Carolinas.  I think we are a ways away. Here are my reasons: It is simply about supply and demand we have too many houses for the amount of qualified buyers.  This is my thinking. When you have a foreclosure you can not buy for 3 years at the minimum because of bank rules.  You have to be out of a foreclosure for 3 years before you can buy again.  So all these people in foreclosure can't buy.  That is a large amount of people that can't buy. What we need to fill those homes with an equal amount of people.  That has to be new...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
It was a very breezy day here in Southeastern Michigan.  It is actually kind of amazing how Mother Nature works.  There are two periods of time in Michigan that we get extremely high sustained winds.  One period they call the "gales of November".  We also get high winds in the early spring.  Today was one of those days.             But what is so amazing is that Mother Nature has this planned out.  You see when we have this winds there are no leaves on the trees.  Our big oaks and big maple trees still stand during these periods.  The winds move and sway the branches but they don't break often.  But if those leaves were on the trees there would be a lot of trees down.                                                                         The leaves would create too big of a barrier for...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Yep.... you heard it right.  I am refusing to buy into Detroit Michigan's recession.  I am not going to doomed and gloomed by the media.  I can't afford to be scared.  Me and my family are making a stand!!!  WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEARS RECESSION I'm not participating in this recession.  My family, friends, and co-workers are going to work hard.  We are going to stay afloat.  We are going to different things to make money.  We are going to work harder and smarter.  We are going to take the extra steps or steps to keep our jobs and help our employers stay in business. I'm not participating in this recession.  We are going to have a positive attitude through out the turmoil.  We can do it.  What ever the mind of man can concieve, believe, it can achieve.  (Napolean Hil...
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